These Parents: got a car.

20140220-170049.jpgI don’t drive. I have major anxiety behind a wheel and work myself up. Would you want someone like that on the road? How about driving your children around? Well me neither so I don’t drive.
Justin is a fine driver. But he’s a city person. He grew up in Chicago and when I met him he had a studio apartment on Capitol Hill and could walk to his work. We actually fell in love walking home from his work to his studio. We were just friends but it was those walks where he would make me laugh and we’d storm around at 3am after King Cobra had closed. But I digress.
Anyways the years have past and a car never seemed like a priority. We own tons of shoes and there are bus transfers all over our house. But when given the opportunity to buy a really REALLY nice car that is just perfect for our family, we went for it.
The timing felt right to make the investment and give our family a bit more freedom!
We got the keys last night and the first two places I wanted to go are Queen Anne for brunch and then Golden Gardens. Neither are places far to drive, but for some reason there is no easy way to bus there. A 10 minute drive is an hour and a half to bus for some reason. So we just haven’t been able to go to these places often.
We had one of those days where I felt like a kid again. I couldn’t wait to climb up to the top of Kerry Park to see the view of the Seattle skyline. And I ran with Lucy up to the waterline, and squealed with her when I realized just how freezing cold the Puget Sound still is. I could have stayed all day but Justin had an appointment he had to get to.
I feel a bit like a sell out for breaking down and getting a car after years of bragging about walking everywhere. But today wouldn’t have played out like it had if we didn’t. I would have stayed in, watched a few episodes of Sons of Anarchy and maybe taken the girls in the yard to play. Having a car is a game changer. Seattle just got a whole lot bigger and the options feel limitless for how to spend torn together as a family.


















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